Not even in my darkest days I failed to show up at a yoga class. I am pretty sure I would be dead now if I didn’t. Why? Because when you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up. Fighters know this. Resilience people know this. Swim or drown. Keep kicking until you reach the shore. Sun will come up the next day, and everything will be OK, or at least you will start to see things under a different light, a clearer perspective.
It takes years to learn and master the most important lessons in life. It can take a lifetime to realize that you are not in control of anything, and the best thing to do is to let go, trust, and hope for the best. No expectations, y’all. Avoid disappointment, frustrations, aggravating situations. But how? By taking one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. Longing about the past or stressing about the future will take you nowhere and, the worst part is that it will take you away from the PRESENT MOMENT, which is the ONLY part of life that matters.
Yoga has been a huge part of my life and my spiritual growth since 2010. It has been at the yoga studio where I have learned to face, acknowledge and let go of my anger, grievances, resentments, childhood “traumas” and so on. It is not about the poses, it is about discovering WHO YOU ARE while you are struggling to concentrate and focus. The mind never stops, the thoughts are always there. How can we keep them still? We can’t. But you can hit pause. Close your eyes, breathe, and remember you only have one life to live. Don’t waste hours or days with useless ramblings about what could have been, what you could have done better, bla bla bla. The past is gone and the future is not here yet. SHOW UP NOW, BE HERE NOW, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE NOWHERE.